Famciclovir Drug Information
Famciclovir (Famvir®) is an antiviral medication that is available by prescription only. Your healthcare provider may recommend it if you have genital herpes, cold sores, or shingles. By preventing viruses from multiplying, the medicine can help improve symptoms and prevent recurring outbreaks.
Famciclovir comes in tablet form. Depending on the condition being treated, it can be taken for just one day, for a week, or every day.
To help ensure a safe treatment process with famciclovir, your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history, including any other conditions you may have and if you are taking any other drugs, including vitamins or supplements. This will help him or her decide if this antiviral medication is right for you.
(For information on the drug's side effects, available strengths, and more, click Famciclovir.)